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(KSL News) -- The Jazz were in action tonight at EnergySolutions Arena against the Denver Nuggets. In between was an event many say was long overdue: The Jazz retired the jersey of Adrian Dantley.
Dantley may have said it best tonight when he said, "Good things come to those who wait," and he certainly has waited a long time.
It's been 16 years since Dantley retired, 21 since he last played for the Jazz. During halftime tonight, Dantley was joined by former coaches and players, including John Stockton, as part of the celebration.
So after years of wondering why his jersey wasn't hanging in this arena, Dantley helped unveil his number 4, something many say was long overdue.
Dantley said if he hadn't been traded to Utah in 1979, he wouldn't have become the player he was. Frank Layden said if Dantley hadn't come to the Jazz, the team would not be here today.